Truckers traveling through Rhode Island this weekend should expect heavy traffic and long delays on I-195 West in Providence as part of a bridge repair project.
Rhode Island DOT says work will begin Friday night, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. The number of lanes on the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South will be reduced from two lanes to one. The lane will remain closed through the weekend and will reopen Monday morning, Oct. 23, at 5 a.m.
RIDOT adds the project “will resolve a longstanding dip that has annoyed motorists for several years.”
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.